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Jan Mayen Island vs Gwavas Forest Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Jan Mayen Island, Norway and Gwavas Forest, New Zealand is approximately 16,528 km or 10,271 mi.
  • To reach Jan Mayen Island in this distance one would set out from Gwavas Forest bearing 3° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Jan Mayen Island bearing 172.9° or S .
  • Jan Mayen Island has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Gwavas Forest has a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • The average annual temperature is 11.6 °C (20.8°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 0.9 °C (1.6°F) more in Jan Mayen Island. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 571.7 mm (22.5 in) less which is equivalent to 571.7 l/m≤ (14.03 US gal/ft≤) or 5,717,000 l/ha (611,185 US gal/ac) less. About 1/2 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 30.5° lower in Jan Mayen Island than in Gwavas Forest.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Jan Mayen Island relative to Gwavas Forest. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Gwavas Forest vs Jan Mayen Island.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -20 (-37) -21 (-38) -20 (-35) -15 (-27) -9 (-16) -5 (-9) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -5 (-9) -10 (-18) -14 (-25) -18 (-32) -12 (-21)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -14 (-1) -41 (-2) -86 (-3) -46 (-2) -57 (-2) -87 (-3) -86 (-3) -60 (-2) -34 (-1) -4 (0) -9 (0) -50 (-2) -572 (-23)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -14h 08' -7h 32' -1h 16' +4h 57' +12h 23' +14h 45' +14h 19' +7h 36' +1h 05' -5h 09' -12h 36' -14h 45'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (į) -70.6 -52.2 -30.7 -7.5 +9.1 +15.6 +9.6 -7 -29.8 -52.4 -70.5 -78   -30.5

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